Social Worker Level 1/2 - Inpatient - Maternity - Gosford



Employment Type : Permanent Full Time Position Classification : Social Worker Level 1/2 Remuneration : $1231.73 to $1784.52 per week Hours Per Week : 38 Requisition ID : REQ163490 The CCLHD Social Work Department is seeking a Level 1-2 Social Worker to join the Inpatient Social Work team at Gosford Hospital.

The position is based in the Maternity Services and is responsible for providing a professional social work service to the maternity ward and ante-natal clinics at Gosford Hospital. The applicant should have a well-developed understanding of the psycho-social issues facing obstetric patients, of domestic violence and child protection risk frameworks, and of grief, bereavement and loss issues related to babies and their families. Participation in a Social Work On Call roster (at either Gosford or Wyong Hospital) is a requirement of this position.

For new staff, this would not be until after approximately 6 months in the position and following a training program. This participation is usually 2 shifts per month. Please read the On Call information attached to this position description.

Please call if you have any enquiries about the position or on call work. An eligibility list may be created for future positions. Where you'll be working With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services.

We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us. We invite you to come and be a part of our community.

The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty. From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do - swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping - and all in a friendly and relaxed environment. To hear from our team what it's like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account. Also please connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career opportunities. What you'll be doing To provide a professional social work service to patients and their family/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for patients.

The position is currently based in the Maternity Services at Gosford Hospital. This position will work within a dedicated interdisciplinary team and with the other inpatient social workers to deliver high quality care in a dynamic team environment Primarily the position is to provide assessment and counselling to assist patients and their carers to deal with the emotional impact of illness and to undertake case planning, liaison and advocacy and referral to ensure access to appropriate community services. The social worker is to work closely with interdisciplinary colleagues and senior managers within the hospital.

Central Coast Local Health District
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$64270 - $75663


12 May 2020


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